While the magnetic flowmeter market is a mature and stable one, there are some new product developments in the magmeter market, and these new developments favor continued growth. In fact, a steady stream of new products has kept the magnetic flowmeter market vibrant with growth.
Despite competition from ultrasonic, multiphase, and other new-technology flowmeters, turbine flowmeters remain and will continue to maintain a viable role for a variety of applications. In particular, they excel at measuring clean, steady, medium- to high-speed flow of low-viscosity fluids. They offer simplicity, turndown, and the capability of customizing solutions for various applications.
When most people talk about ultrasonic flowmeters, they are thinking of transit-time meters. Transit-time ultrasonic flowmeters work best with clean fluids, but suppliers have evolved the technology so it can also accurately measure the flow of fluids with some impurities.